Adopt an Elder
Too many elders are left to care for themselves in their old age, often living alone in wretched and unsafe conditions. Many elders not only lack proper medical attention and care but also feel incredibly lonely.
All people have the right to healthy aging, and in the end of life have a right to be treated with dignity and receive compassionate care. Mundo Exchange pushes for elders to be in a safe home that meets their basic needs for food, shelter, safety and companionship.
Many elders in the Northeast live in hazardous homes with unsafe electrical wiring, no plumbing, and poor accessability. They are not getting enough to eat and cannot complete vital daily living tasks such as getting out of bed, going to the toilet, bathing and feeding themselves. In some cases Mundo has discovered elders living completely alone who cannot manage to walk or get out of bed, leaving them lying in one place and completely reliant on someone to come help them.
…we address the psychological and emotional need for companionship…
In addition, we ensure that the elder has both an accessible toilet and safe electric wiring in their home. Despite the language barrier we address the psychological and emotional need for companionship with a friendly smile, a listening ear, a back rub and constant visits. Many of these elders feel completely abandoned by their community, and simply being present and compassionate helps them feel connected and important.
Our goal is to help at least 10 elders a year. Together we can improve an elder’s feeling of self worth and health by providing for necessities and companionship.
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Adopt an Elder!
International donors have been helping Mundo Exchange provide for these senior members. You can join us in making an immediate difference in someones life.
A monthly donation of $25 or an annual donation of $300 will cover most of an elder’s expenses. You can make such a difference in their lives by providing transportation, medication and other necessities.